In the Steinbeck novel, Of Mice and Men, Lennie and George have a dream. This dream is to experience the American Dream, where a person can work hard and then be rewarded with the life that they want. Lennie and George want to get some farm land that is isolated and away from people. They want to raise animals and be at peace. This, of course, never happens, but it is an ever present catlyst that drives them from one job to the next, in the hopes that they will eventually make enough money to have their dream.